Artistic Director: Kristen Maloney Kristen Maloney is an aspiring playwright and director, and is currently studying Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (drama). Kristen is focused on creating innovative, engaging and immersive multi-disciplinary works, which challenge and redefine an audience's relationship with a performance. In the role of Artistic Director, Kristen aims to provide as many emerging artists as possible the opportunity to create, learn and grow.  

 

Artistic Director: Kristen Maloney

Kristen Maloney is an aspiring playwright and director, and is currently studying Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (drama). Kristen is focused on creating innovative, engaging and immersive multi-disciplinary works, which challenge and redefine an audience's relationship with a performance. In the role of Artistic Director, Kristen aims to provide as many emerging artists as possible the opportunity to create, learn and grow.

 

  General Manager: Emma Windress Emma Windress is currently studying a dual degree of Business (Public Relations) and Creative Industries (Drama) and holds a teaching diploma in Speech and Performance. She is passionate about the theatre industry and aims to combine her interests to work and perform for a theatre company. She is an avid lover of musical theatre, Shakespeare and contemporary theatre and has performed in all three styles. Since moving to Brisbane she has volunteered for La Boite Theatre Company, Backbone Youth Arts and Queensland Theatre Company. She is excited to assist the creation of student theatre and expand her knowledge of the industry through Vena Cava this year.

 

General Manager: Emma Windress

Emma Windress is currently studying a dual degree of Business (Public Relations) and Creative Industries (Drama) and holds a teaching diploma in Speech and Performance. She is passionate about the theatre industry and aims to combine her interests to work and perform for a theatre company. She is an avid lover of musical theatre, Shakespeare and contemporary theatre and has performed in all three styles. Since moving to Brisbane she has volunteered for La Boite Theatre Company, Backbone Youth Arts and Queensland Theatre Company. She is excited to assist the creation of student theatre and expand her knowledge of the industry through Vena Cava this year.

  Head of Productions: Damian Tatum Damian Tatum is an aspiring arts practitioner and is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at QUT. Damian is expressly interested in audience agency and engagement. He believes through the layering of theatrical design, as well as the mixing of contemporary and traditional acting styles, theatre can be used for both entertainment, and community and personal development.

 

Head of Productions: Damian Tatum

Damian Tatum is an aspiring arts practitioner and is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at QUT. Damian is expressly interested in audience agency and engagement. He believes through the layering of theatrical design, as well as the mixing of contemporary and traditional acting styles, theatre can be used for both entertainment, and community and personal development.

  Head of Marketing: Teagan Moller Teagan Moller is a creative arts aficionado with an attentiveness to entrepreneurial facets. She has studied fashion at MSIT and is now studying a dual degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama and Bachelor of Business to experiment, acquire knowledge and find her purpose within this industry. Teagan is hoping to continue her edification experience on both an academic and industrial level.

 

Head of Marketing: Teagan Moller

Teagan Moller is a creative arts aficionado with an attentiveness to entrepreneurial facets. She has studied fashion at MSIT and is now studying a dual degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama and Bachelor of Business to experiment, acquire knowledge and find her purpose within this industry. Teagan is hoping to continue her edification experience on both an academic and industrial level.

  Company Administrator: Jade Ellis Jade Ellis is currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at QUT, where she has found interest in directing, production management and performing. She is an avid theatre lover and enjoys musical theatre, open works and innovative works. 

 

Company Administrator: Jade Ellis

Jade Ellis is currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at QUT, where she has found interest in directing, production management and performing. She is an avid theatre lover and enjoys musical theatre, open works and innovative works. 

  Front of House and Events Manager: Maddie Little Maddie Little is completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Drama whilst also pursuing opportunities within the industry on the side. You will often find her at La Boite, where, after a successful internship in 2014, she continues to volunteer and assist wherever possible. She continues to pursue opportunities in the industry and looks forward to growing as an artist and as a professional to successfully finance her cinnamon donut addiction. She is excited to be the Front of House & Events Manager for Vena Cava in 2015 and is looking forward to another year of incredible student theatre.

 

Front of House and Events Manager: Maddie Little

Maddie Little is completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Drama whilst also pursuing opportunities within the industry on the side. You will often find her at La Boite, where, after a successful internship in 2014, she continues to volunteer and assist wherever possible. She continues to pursue opportunities in the industry and looks forward to growing as an artist and as a professional to successfully finance her cinnamon donut addiction. She is excited to be the Front of House & Events Manager for Vena Cava in 2015 and is looking forward to another year of incredible student theatre.

  Fresh Blood Coordinator: Lauren Harvey Lauren Harvey is an upcoming artist interested in the performance, direction and creation of theatre. She is a QUT fine arts Drama student committed to the limitless possibilities of performance art. Coordinating this year's Fresh Blood Festival, she hopes to explore those possibilities: unifying movement, poetry, design and story into a cohesive and joyous festival experience.

 

Fresh Blood Coordinator: Lauren Harvey

Lauren Harvey is an upcoming artist interested in the performance, direction and creation of theatre. She is a QUT fine arts Drama student committed to the limitless possibilities of performance art. Coordinating this year's Fresh Blood Festival, she hopes to explore those possibilities: unifying movement, poetry, design and story into a cohesive and joyous festival experience.

  Development Officer: Ruby Newport Ruby Newport is currently in her final year at Queensland University of Technology, studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama with a minor in Entertainment Industries. She has a love for all things theatre and one day hopes to land a job in Event management and organisation.

 

Development Officer: Ruby Newport

Ruby Newport is currently in her final year at Queensland University of Technology, studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama with a minor in Entertainment Industries. She has a love for all things theatre and one day hopes to land a job in Event management and organisation.

  Theatresports Coordinator: Sophie Banister Sophie Banister is an aspiring director, writer and performer with a focus on comedy, musical, clowning and physical theatre. She is passionate about combining genres and forms with an emphasis on spectacle, and exploring performance with child-like imagination.

 

Theatresports Coordinator: Sophie Banister

Sophie Banister is an aspiring director, writer and performer with a focus on comedy, musical, clowning and physical theatre. She is passionate about combining genres and forms with an emphasis on spectacle, and exploring performance with child-like imagination.

  Publicity Officer: Emma Healy Emma Healy is a current Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drama student, with a strong passion for all aspects of theatre. She is a firm believer in making the most of every opportunity, and as such has had experience with lighting operation, production management, performance, and assistant stage managing at various theatre companies. In 2015 she hopes to expand her theatrical knowledge and experience even further through Vena Cava.

 

Publicity Officer: Emma Healy

Emma Healy is a current Bachelor of Fine Arts: Drama student, with a strong passion for all aspects of theatre. She is a firm believer in making the most of every opportunity, and as such has had experience with lighting operation, production management, performance, and assistant stage managing at various theatre companies. In 2015 she hopes to expand her theatrical knowledge and experience even further through Vena Cava.

  Graphics Designer: Ashleigh Djokic Ashleigh Djokic is a multidisciplinary artist aspiring to create interactive theatre and visual art for children and adults. She is interested in exploring human connection to nature and the inner child through various artistic mediums and processes.

 

Graphics Designer: Ashleigh Djokic

Ashleigh Djokic is a multidisciplinary artist aspiring to create interactive theatre and visual art for children and adults. She is interested in exploring human connection to nature and the inner child through various artistic mediums and processes.

  Company Photographer: Vittorio Yun Vittorio Yun is an ambitious writer and theatre maker who is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama and Creative/Professional writing). He is interested in telling thought-provoking stories and wants to be involved in many aspects of theatre. Vittorio has a knack of combining different media and creative writings to create innovative new works.

 

Company Photographer: Vittorio Yun

Vittorio Yun is an ambitious writer and theatre maker who is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama and Creative/Professional writing). He is interested in telling thought-provoking stories and wants to be involved in many aspects of theatre. Vittorio has a knack of combining different media and creative writings to create innovative new works.

 
  Company Ambassador: Ellie Wilson Ellie Wilson is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and has a drive to obtain as many skills as possible within the industry. Ellie is drawn to working collaboratively as a multidisciplinary artist, director and producer. She is particularly interested in children’s theatre and aspires to ultimately create a more immersive, unique and engaging experience for children.

 

Company Ambassador: Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson is currently studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and has a drive to obtain as many skills as possible within the industry. Ellie is drawn to working collaboratively as a multidisciplinary artist, director and producer. She is particularly interested in children’s theatre and aspires to ultimately create a more immersive, unique and engaging experience for children.

  Company Ambassador: Tamika McDonald Tamika is currently in her second year of university studying Fine Arts Drama. She enjoys working in all areas of drama, such as collaborating, directing, acting, but also the back stage side of things. Tamika is using her time at university to discover what area she wants to work in for her upcoming career. 

 

Company Ambassador: Tamika McDonald

Tamika is currently in her second year of university studying Fine Arts Drama. She enjoys working in all areas of drama, such as collaborating, directing, acting, but also the back stage side of things. Tamika is using her time at university to discover what area she wants to work in for her upcoming career.